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I'm researching the possibility that Hollymount may be a derivation of Holy Mount - it's an interesting theory.

Does anybody know the earliest record of 'Hollymount' as a place name in Bedlington - on a map or document, for instance. 1860 is the earliest I've found to date.

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On 16/01/2020 at 20:04, Canny lass said:

I'm researching the possibility that Hollymount may be a derivation of Holy Mount - it's an interesting theory.

Does anybody know the earliest record of 'Hollymount' as a place name in Bedlington - on a map or document, for instance. 1860 is the earliest I've found to date.

Michael Longridge (c1785-1858) died at Hollymount Hall in 1858. (source: six townships) The hall was said to be designed/built circa 1844 for John Birkinshaw (c1781-c1845). (source: The Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland.)

Above does not take you back much further and certainly not back to Holy Mount. Good luck with the research. :thumbsup:

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